Since the 2014 federal mandate for providers to adopt electronic health records (EHRs), almost all healthcare organizations have made the switch over from paper medical records. With good intentions of better healthcare data capture and easier record sharing and portability, the EHR transition unfortunately opened a new list of problems. The good news is EHR technology ...
Healthcare technology continues to advance — and not for just the machines used in hospitals and clinics. As the world becomes more digital, health apps are making it easier for people to manage their own health conditions using a personal handheld device. Here are six apps (available for both iOS and Android devices) that focus ...
In Audit
Jul 1st, 2016
To help prompt more informed decisions about care delivery and quality improvement, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new rules allowing the sharing of analyses and data between providers, employers, and others. Data Rules in New Rules CMS said, “The rules seek to enhance the current qualified entity program to allow innovative ...
Data provenance and EHRs: The significance of patient-generated health data (PGHD). Electronic health records (EHRs) Meaningful Use requirements, Stages 1 and 2, empower patients to become more involved in their own care. For example, per Meaningful Use requirements, patients must be able to view online, download, and transmit their health information under HIPAA standards 170.210(f) ...
Apr 24th, 2014
According to a recent Office of Inspector General study conducted by the Office of Audit Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should reduce payments to hospital outpatient departments for services furnished to low-risk patients that could have been done in an ambulatory surgical center. Services performed in an ASC are generally less expensive ...